Masters | Postgraduate Course - Design MA, PG Dip, PG Cert Course Details within University of Central Lancashire

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Design MA, PG Dip, PG Cert

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MA/PGDip/PGCert Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years

This practice based course would suit those who wish to re-examine the direction of their previous studies or wish to explore some area of design related personal interest in depth. Applicants are required to produce an initial statement of intent which broadly outlines their intended programme of study usually (but not exclusively) concerning further exploration of a topic within the area of 3D Design or Visual Communication. Informal enquiries are welcomed and may be followed by an advisory interview to assist in the determination of this if required. Entry is generally through an undergraduate degree in an Art and Design discipline, although we encourage applicants with other relevant professional experience.  

Module details

Semester 1

  • Design Practice 1
  • Research for Creative Design Practice 1

Semester 2

  • Advanced Practice 2
  • Research for Creative Design Practice 2/3

Semester 3

  • Design Practice 3 
  • Postgraduate Project/Dissertation

Entry Requirements

A recognised British honours degree to a good standard, or its equivalent. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed.

Informal enquiries are welcomed.

Applicants must demonstrate achievement of any one of the following:

  • Receipt of a 2.2 degree, or higher from a British university
  • A high level of achievement in undergraduate studies at a university elsewhere, eg for North American students a minimum overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • Professional experience in the field or a related field in their home country

Student Destinations

Graduates pursue successful careers within a wide range of design related disciplines, including Designer/Maker, Freelance or In-house Designer for manufacturing, Modeller, Animation Artist, Teacher, Design Buyer, Set, Display or Exhibition Designer, Gallery or Exhibition Curator, Design Manager to name a few.